Salazar campaign will report approximately $1.25 million cash on hand
Today, Maria Elvira Salazar announced she will report over $55o,000 in this year’s second fundraising period. Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on Miami and throughout Florida, most of the contributions were raised in less than two months. With almost $1.25 million cash on hand, Salazar is well-positioned to defeat Donna Shalala in November.
“Our community is hurting, but they also are responding to the need for change in our district; the opportunity to have a real voice in Congress,” said Salazar. “Donna Shalala is both absent and silent. She doesn’t stand up to the socialists overtaking her party in Washington, and she’s spending more time fundraising with Castro-sympathizers like John Kerry than helping constituents deal with the current health crisis. I will continue to fight for our community and for freedom.”
Born in Little Havana to parents who fled Cuba with just five dollars in their pocket, the pursuit of freedom and the American Dream was instilled into Maria Elvira Salazar at an early age. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped.
Salazar graduated from the University of Miami and later from Harvard University which she paid for herself. She began a career in journalism where she interviewed a wide range of social and political leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Alvaro Uribe, Jose Maria Aznar, Vicente Fox, Juan Manuel Santos, Augusto Pinochet, Nicolas Maduro and, more recently, Juan Guaidó. Winning five Emmy Awards, she was recognized for her passion for freedom and uncovering the oppressive communist and socialist regimes in Latin America especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
Salazar was recently named an NRCC Young Gun cementing her as a top Republican candidate for Congress.
Florida’s 27th Congressional District includes the city of Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Miami, Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, South Miami, North Bay Village, Cutler Bay, and Palmetto Bay.